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9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

I was getting the 7 year itch in homeschooling. I’d tried almost everything – except lapbooking. The kids and I were both stuck in a rut and we needed to do something fast before homeschooling turned into something that looked too much like, well, boring school. And then I found the lapbook that made all […]

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Get More Out of Family Meals

Get More Out of Family Meals

You’ve probably heard a zillion times that eating together as a family is good for you. Studies show doing this a few times a week help kids to do better in school, take fewer risks, and learn to communicate better? But how are you supposed to get them there when everyone’s lives are hectic, filled, […]

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10 Fun Freebies for Families

10 Fun Freebies for Families

The grocery bills keep rising, the costs of music lessons seem to snip holes in the pocketbook, and orthodontist bills just prepare you for college bills. Raising kids is an expensive adventure. That is why I absolutely love finding free bargains that give a little boost to our days. Some of these are things that […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Work-at-Home-Mom

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Be a Work-at-Home-Mom

The Life of WAHMs Uncovered After more years than I can count, I think I finally consider myself to be a bonified work-at-home mom. And I love it. But that doesn’t mean that this gig is for everyone, or that there aren’t days when I consider what a “normal” life might look like if I […]

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Holiday Survival Guide for WAHMs

Holiday Survival Guide for WAHMs

Tips to Keep the Joy in Christmas while Working at Home My desk is an eclectic mix of notes for clients, my daughter’s Chemistry books, and the 2013 calendar waiting to be updated. Stranded between two job assignments are my Christmas to-do lists, waiting patiently for a few spare moments. Spare moments? Are those still […]

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5 Homemade Gifts Your Kids Can Make

5 Homemade Gifts Your Kids Can Make

The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s that time of year again when the gift lists start rolling in and the kids are scrawling their secret notes to Santa. But it is also the best time of year to encourage kids to focus on making gifts for others and sharing […]

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3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

3 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money During the Holidays

Without Money Becoming the Most Valuable Thing Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money can’t buy happiness. Money talks. And the new one my daughter recently shared with me… M.O.M. stands for Made of Money. Teaching kids the value of money, without letting money become a core value, is a challenging job. Our kids are exposed […]

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Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Easy Projects and Printables Our home is brimming with colorful fall decorations, children dragging in the last of the crunchy fall leaves on their shoes, and you can see the sparkle of excitement for Thanksgiving in their eyes. As the holiday draws closer, I keep wanting to reach out and slow down the clock so […]

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Changes in High Schools = Reduced College Debt

Changes in High Schools = Reduced College Debt

We need to do something different. Our children are leaving high school, feeling no choice but to attend college, and then many are failing to even be able to find a job to pay for the mounting student loans. Reports today illustrate just how dire the situation is for teenage children in America. The average […]

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How Can I Work From Home?

How Can I Work From Home?

Formulas for Making Working at Home Work Are you caught in the middle of motherhood and a career? Maybe loving staying home with the kids but needing or wanting to bring in a fairly regular paycheck without going back to work outside of the home? I was in your shoes for several years – staying […]

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